Toyota C-HR GR Sport 2021 Radio Review

We drive the GR small SUV C-HR

Toyota is looking to spruce its small SUV the C-HR with a host of body enhancements, sportier suspension, and larger 19 inch alloy wheels and adds a hybrid engine.

Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-toned option pictured)

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing sports body kit includes a squared more aerodynamic front bumper, a bold lower grille, thick horizontal bar and revised fog lamp bezels that sit lower, high-grade LED lighting front and rear, white brake callipers with GR logos on the front, and GR emblems at the front, side, and rear.

There has been some suspension retuning lowering the car by 15mm along with tuned shock absorber damping, coil spring rates and stabiliser bars.

Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR

Inside the GR theme continues with body-hugging black leather-accented front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dark silver highlights around the instrument panel and door garnishes, piano black surrounds for the centre console and power-window switches, and a GR-branded ignition button.

Priced from $37,665 plus the usual costs the C-HR GR provides a sporty look with slightly better handling and a lot of visual appeal but disappointing performance.

Im Rob Fraser

Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-toned option pictured)

What is good?

  • GR Styling and bling
  • Comfort and easy to live with
  • Outstanding fuel economy

What is not so good?

  • No AWD version
  • No wireless phone charger or Apple Car Play
  • Disappointing performance

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Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-toned option pictured)

Model; Toyota C-HR GR  

  • Model Price from $37,665 MLP*
  • Engine 1.8L 4 Cyl Hybrid Petrol
  • Drivetrain CVT FWD
  • Power 90kW @ 5200rpm (combined)
  • Torque 142Nm @ 3700rpm
  • Safety 5 star
  • CO2 97g/km
  • Economy 4.3L/100k
  • Servicing $200/service 12mths/15000km 5 yrs/75,000km 5 services limit
  • Warranty 5yr / Unlimited km, 5yr Roadside Assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating    80/100

  • Behind the Wheel 8
  • Comfort 8
  • Equipment 9
  • Practicality 8
  • Performance 7
  • Ride & Handling 8
  • Fit for Purpose 8
  • Street Appeal 9
  • Fun Factor 7
  • Value for Money 8

 

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.